b3shine (4161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deuce to pint glass (from notes). Looks good; murky-orange and carbonated. Smells good too; tart and fruity with Belgian undertones. Tastes just like it looks; a refreshing delight. Mouthfeel is good too. Overall, a good beer, especially for the style and price tag.
tkrjukoff (3845) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber tnx to adnielsen. Pours hazy pale amber with a good diminishing off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is very pleasant malty sweet funky sour very fruity apricots stable damp cellar. Flavor s as good as aroma, lean round aleish with nice fruity malty and sweet touch mixed with almost saison like spicyness, sour funky medium bitter towards the end pungent stingly on tounge with sustained flavor spectra. Damn good beer, damn good trade.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer hits a really interesting middle ground between a wild ale and a saison. Beautiful hazy, golden, yellow color with suspended floating sediments. Bright, funky, yeast, green apple aromas. The yeast sourness is softened by a buttery richness that even has some tropical fruit flavors. Refreshing like a late spring zephyr.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Jeff. Served in a cervoise. Pale yellow. Bready and Bretty. Lemon and a bit of grain. Flavor a bit phenolic. Moderate carbonation. Dry.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as a bonus in the growler swap courtesy of gription. Thanks Dallas! Pours a hazed gold with a medium to large creamy white head. Acid and funk hit the nose from a distance, backed with bright pear and tart apple. A touch cheesy, sweet wheat and yeast. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, light sweetness. A hint of funk and then a whole mouthful of brett. Big and bold, lots of brett and green apple acid. Bready and warm, a touch of warming alcohol into large phenolic yeast notes, estery and warm. More earthy brett. Warming alcohol again on the finish, light sweetness, more chewy fruit and big fat yeast. Easy drinking, playful and interesting. Quite enjoyed this.
theisti (3062) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by John. The pour is hazed gold, with a smallish off white head. The aroma is soft lemon, along with a lot of the yeast. Barnyard, dirt and sweat. The taste is some malt up front, followed by sharpness of the lemon, then opens up to the Brett yeast - barnyard, hay, floral. The flavor had less of the dirt and sweat of the nose, fortunately. The palate is lighter to medium bodied, active carbonation and a clean dry finish. Nice, thanks for sharing John.
Mora2000 (5304) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a good bit of brett in it, as well as some lacto notes, which are complimented by the wheat and lemon characteristics. The flavor has quite a bit of brett and leathery funk it in, with some wheat and a little bit of green pepper and Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very odd beer, but one I found pretty enjoyable.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, release #1) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of yogurt, barnyard, grass, and lemon. Flavor of brett, herbs, grass, hay, wood, and sweet tarts.
craftycarl21 (2115) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Pours a neon yellow-orange with a small head. Nose and flavor are both marked by very bright and fruity brett characteristics, apricot, orange flesh, grapefruit, touches of lemon-lime. Maybe lacking the bready, funky characteristics that really set the upper echelon of this style ahead of the pack. Delicious and quenching, but not quite as complex as I was hoping.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale, just-off-white colored head that leaves some nice lacing as it slowly subsides. The beer is a bright, pale gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, pale, yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells like musty Brettanomyces, a hint of medicinal plastic, lemon grass, dried straw, an ample green apple note, pale cracker like malt, and a hint of herbal character. The green apple note starts to get almost candy like in its character if you really start digging around in the nose.
Softly creamy, with some effervescence, the beer is definitely light and quaffable. Green apple like fruitiness accentuates a perceived sweetness in this otherwise dry beer. There is a pale cracker like chewiness here, as well as a touch of clean wheat baguette breadiness, and some straw like notes that speak to the grain character. The phenolic, musty, Brettanomyces character is here, especially towards the finish were it lingers on the palate; having said that, this beer still manages to be quite clean somehow. As the beer warms up the green apple character becomes a bit more balanced by the grain character; it is still quite prominent, but doesn’t quite get to annoying levels like it almost did at first.
Somehow this beer tastes exceedingly clean, despite being brewed with Brettanomyces it is lacking the necessary rusticity to make this great; it has me wondering if this was overly filtered. This has some potential, but ultimately doesn’t quite seem to get where I would have liked; having said that, this is still a decent beer that is nice enough to drink.